Today's News

  • Rockwood mayor: ‘Nobody any more fair than we are’

    Rockwood Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller wants citizens to know that he and City Council members are “more than fair.”

    He was responding to allegations made by Rockwood resident Roberta Dennis at last week’s regular monthly council meeting when he said that “there is nobody any more fair than we are.”

  • Meeting the new police chief


    CINDY SIMPSON/Roane Newspapers
    New Harriman Police Chief Derek Pacifico, left, meets with Harriman City Councilman Chris Ahler during last week’s meeting. It was Pacifico’s first meeting with officials since City Manager Kevin Helms selected him to lead the department. Pacifico officially starts on Oct. 17.

  • Ruffles and Kennedy spur mom’s new venture and aid for Hurler syndrome

    A new clothing business will help young girls be stylish, but, more than that, will hopefully help find a cure for a serious disease.

    KFrances, named in honor of 2-year-old Kennedy Frances Ladd of Rockwood, had its grand opening Sept. 23 in front of Carmella’s in Kingston.

    The shop itself is conveniently mobile. Kennedy’s parents, Allie and Ryan Ladd, own the business.

    Allie Ladd said Ryan ordered a car hauler, and put in the flooring and clothing racks himself.

  • Green Wave roll over Jellico 49-12

    By Robbie O’Daniel
    It was a game that was 20-12 Midway late in the first half, but the Green Wave would go on to score 29 unanswered points to win 49-12 at Jellico High School on Friday night.
    “Obviously not the result that we want, we have a long ways to go as a football program, but I’m proud of the way our kids are growing, the way they’re starting to compete,” Jellico head coach Dustin Buckner said.

  • Coalfield wins battle of region unbeatens

    By Zach Selby
    morgan county news
    The Harriman Blue Devils and the Coalfield Yellow Jackets featured two of the top offenses in Class 1A, but rather than offensive plays, it was defensive stands that put the cap on the game.
    The Blue Devils and Yellow Jackets’ offenses were rolling, scoring a combined 65 points. But the Yellow Jackets forced four defensive stops, including two interceptions for touchdowns by Austin Lowe, and cruised to 7-0 after a 44-35 victory.

  • Highlanders end Kingston’s playoff hopes

    By Ed Greif
    "Not all is lost. We still have three games left...York, Alcoa and Loudon. We still have a lot to play for," Kingston Yellow Jacket Coach Brian Pankey told his players after their 48-24 loss at Scott County, which ended his team's shot at a second straight playoff appearance. "All it was mental breakdowns. You have a lot of potential. The offense was good tonight. They have a good football team."
    There was a lot of offense from both teams.

  • Oliver Springs defeated 49-0 by Austin-East

    By Goose Lindsay
    Darius Harper and his Austin-East teammates were more than the Oliver Springs Bobcats could handle Friday night, as the No. 8 ranked Roadrunners rolled to a 49-0 victory at Sam Anderson Stadium in Knoxville.
    Harper, a Coastal Carolina commit, threw for 217 yards and three TDs on the night, as Austin-East improved to 5-1 on the season and 3-0 in Region 2-2A.

  • Rockwood falls to Grace Christian 32-6

    The weather is finally changing, and the Rockwood Tiger faithful hoped for a change on the field after last week’s lost to Harriman. However, their wishes would not be granted as the Tigers suffered a tough loss to region opponent Grace Christian on Friday by a score of 32-6.
    “I thought the effort was great,” said Tiger coach John Webb. “I thought we made a few mistakes here and there, but we played with a winning effort.”

  • OSMS wraps up 4AA West Division title Thursda

    The  Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats wrapped up the TMSAA area 4AA West Division title last Thursday night with a 38-6 win over Midway Middle.
    OSMS  finished the regular season at Coalfield Tuesday and then get set to likely take on the winner of Rockwood-Wartburg in two weeks. The playoffs will finish with a championship game at Jacksboro.
    Midway will finish the regular at home Thursday against old rival Cherokee Middle.

  • HMS celebrates homecoming with big win over Lake City

    By Jace Greene
    The Harriman Middle School football team hosted the Lakers of Lake City Thursday evening on eighth grade night and homecoming, as the Blue Devils ended the big night with a 60-22 victory.
    Dylan Kocka had a big night rushing, picking up 195 yards on 10 carries with four TDs, while Thomas Brown chipped in 184 yards on 10 attempts with three TDS and returned a fumble 55 yards for another score.